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Read a book. Educate a girl. July 14th to 21st–with Evernight Publishing

Read a book. Educate a girl.

Evernight Publishing Teams Up with World Vision to Support the Education for Girls Fund.

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During the week of July 14 – 21, the full amount of every book purchased on the Evernight and Evernight Teen websites will be donated to World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund.

57 million primary-school-age children are not enrolled in school; 53 percent of these are girls. These children are at greater risk for exploitation, early marriage, and lower income-earning potential. World Vision addresses barriers to education and works with communities and local governments to improve the quality of education children receive.

Help support World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund by purchasing a book or two (or more!) from Evernight Publishing and Evernight Teen’s websites. The full price of each book purchased from July 14th to July 21st will be donated to this important cause.

Look for authors’ blog posts about what education means to them during the special fundraising week. Don’t miss their inspiring stories.

As to which books to purchase? Might I suggest:

My books (top row) and a few others you might like (bottom row).
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Share the joy of reading and the gift of education at the same time. Thank you!

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She’s Got An Outlaw in Her Bed (and no crackers either) #Giveaway 2

Hot new release by K. E. Shade

 

An Outlaw in Her Bed

A Novelette

Published: July 11, 2014
by Breathless Press
Genre: Western Romance

an-outlaw-in-her-bedBlurb:

When Ella realizes that her mysterious guest, Travis, has a deadly past, she has to come to terms that it may just be the cause of her husband’s untimely death.

 

Ella Gilby lost her husband to the perils of living in the wilderness of the new frontier. When her son finds a wounded man in the barn, she does what any Christian woman would do for a needy soul. She takes him in until he’s able to move on, but never expects the attraction to blossom between them.

Excerpt:

With a gasp of breath, Travis bolted upright in the bed. Sweat drenched his body. The pitcher Austin had fetched sat on the table beside the bed, beads of moisture running down the side. He’d fallen asleep and remembered…what? Travis groaned and grabbed up his tin cup. Tremors rippled through his fingers. He cursed.

Then, on a whisper of the wind, her heavenly visage blossomed in his head. The shaking subsided and he filled the cup. His thirst took over. Before long, the pitcher was empty yet the heat still burned within. To make matters worse, his bladder had reached its capacity.

Soft moonlight filtered through the wavy glass windows as he made his way through the living area and into the kitchen. His footsteps were light. No telling if the others had turned in for the night. The door creaked, and he stepped out into the chilly night air. His urgency hit him full force. Mindful of the dark, Travis headed toward the back of the house for privacy. Each bush along the barn called to him, but the very first one got the honors. Relief spread through him as he did his business. He jerked at the sound of a coyote in the distance. They were close, but nothing to worry about with him heading back inside.

As he rounded the house, something caught his attention along a small picket fence. He hurried along, the mournful howl of the coyotes ever closer.

“What in…” Lying next to a mound of dirt was Ella sound asleep. Travis scooped her up. She was surprisingly light. The moonlight framed her face. So peaceful like an angel. He took her inside. The scent of her hair tickled his nostrils. A faint smell of wood fire from cooking and the fine sandy earth from the grave lingered. She was heaven and hell all wrapped into one.

He took her into the bedroom and onto the bed. At the doorway, he hesitated. Her legs were all askew. The boots she wore had mud caked on them. He sighed and went back to her side. No sense leaving her with more cleaning in the morning. One by one the boots came off. Not content with leaving her in a dress worse for wear, he searched around her bedroom for her night attire. It hung off the side of a beautiful screen. He tossed it to the bed and lifted Ella to a sitting position.

“Ma’am? Sorry, Ella?” He brushed away the few strands of hair from her face. “I don’t think you want to sleep in your dress.” Her head rolled to the side. Again her intoxicating scent hit him full force. His breeches tightened, and a lump formed in his throat. Closing his eyes, he fumbled with the clasps and buttons on the back of her dress.

“Lord, forgive me,” he whispered. “Wake up and save me from doing this.” Ella did not respond. Continuing his dubious task, he shimmied her arms out. She fell from his arms back onto the bed. Bared in front of him were her unblemished breasts. Unable to contain his growing erection, heat burned in his veins and fueled its ascension. Yet he never looked away, much to his embarrassment. Ella was a fine sight to behold. Though she wore her tan lines well, the pale flesh she kept hidden from the world enticed him to touch, nip, and taste. He reached over for her nightgown, and guided her head through. His elbow grazed her nipple. A slight moan whistled through his lips. What wicked thoughts brewed in his head? He worked quickly to slide her arms through the sleeves. The rest of the dress crumpled to the floor.

Tucked under her blankets, she posed no threat to his aching trousers. At the doorway, he stared at her sleeping peacefully. Slumber would elude him this night. Her flesh would torment his dreams if he dared lie down. He’d form a plan to keep his distance from her so that his want to touch her soft skin would not boil over to unwanted advances. The woman had lost her husband and didn’t need some stranger pawing at her.

Back in his room, Travis propped himself up against the wall trying to conjure up the image he had when he’d fallen asleep previously. Time ticked by, and the pink glow of a new day stretched into his room. Only one thing slid across the recesses of his mind: Ella half undressed resting peacefully on her bed.

“I am surely bound for hell.” He jumped off the bed and headed outside. Perhaps dunking his head in the trough would clear his unclean thoughts away.

 

Purchase Links:

Breathless Press | All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand

K.E. has a very special giveaway. She’s offering:

  • a $10 Breathless Press gift certificate,
  • an ecopy of An Outlaw in Her Bed, and
  • a handcrafted frame complete with a signed cover art. :)

Just use the Rafflecopter to enter. Make sure you follow the instructions!

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Mobile App User Wannabes…if you’re reading this, please let me know

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On a lark, I installed a mobile app, a pilot, because I read how many more people were reading books on their smartphones because they couldn’t afford stand-alone ereaders or because the phone was so much more convenient.

The beauty of any app is that everything is in one place–links to retailers to buy my books, my blog, my Facebook and Twitter feeds, my book trailers–all on a single menu and in your hands on your smartphone (or tablet). Not that I’m narcissistic or anything but I am a firm believer in EASY.

Right now, my EASY is only available to Android users because that was the cheapest route for me to conduct this pilot and Amazon is in process.

A Google developer license is a one time fee of $25, whereas Apple charges $99. Amazon is free. The app developer offers the listing service for all three top app retailers with their pay plans, which started at much, much more than a single payment of $25.GooglePlay

Little did I realize that the app’s developer had other restrictions that would come into play. I obviously didn’t pay close enough attention or I assumed very, very few would download it other than a couple of close friends (who didn’t because they couldn’t because they have iPhones…sigh)

Apparently, I’ve maxed out the downloads allowed per month since I uploaded it on May 25th, as well as the views. Unfortunately, there’s a huge difference between the freebee and the first paying level that includes unlimited downloads. Now maybe I maxed myself out adding more features, or maybe there really are interested parties who were turned away. I’m not sure other than I’ve been getting relentless emails from the app developer for days now urging me to upgrade my plan. Of course they would be doing that anyway.

So, here’s the question:

If you’re reading this, is a mobile app for everything all in one place, something of interest to you OR were you unable to download my app because the download limit was maxed out?

Please leave me a comment and share any observations or thoughts you might have.

Thank you!


Want a Guilt-Free, No Consequences Office Romance? #GiftCard

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Unleash your naughty side with Evernight’s Executive Assistant anthology…

These sizzling hot stories dare to explore the taboo world of office romance. From X-rated job interviews, controlling Doms, to the unprofessional use of office furniture—these twelves stories have it all.

Our bestselling authors are determined to make you squirm. You may never see the office the same way again!

Check out the amazing table of contents:

A Knight with the Boss by Lila Shaw
Operation Conquer and Seduction by Michelle Rhys
The Takeover by Doris O’Connor
Room for Two by Michelle Graham
Trade and Affairs by Chacelyn Pierce
Suddenly by Beth D. Carter
The Only Way to Dance by Elodie Parkes
The Terminatrix by Jean Maxwell
His Perfect PA by Allyson Young
All Tied Up by LeTeisha Newton
Unravel Me by S.J. Maylee
Helpdesk Hijinks by Jezebel Jorge

My story is “A Knight with the Boss”:

When her father sells the family-owned video-gaming design business to a large competitor, Tory Knight learns to her dismay that the sale comes with a one-year non-compete agreement. She has no choice but to work for Gorman Designs if she wants to keep doing what she loves most.

 

Rafe Gorman is shocked to discover the asset he paid triple market value to acquire—lead programmer, VC Knight—is not the fatherly small businessman he bought out, but his very talented and desirable daughter, Victoria Carruthers-Knight.

 

Tory’s orientation session quickly heats up as Rafe takes his newest employee under his wing and to other levels of employment neither expects nor quite knows how to handle.

Release Date: June 20, 2014.

Purchase from:

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Craving naughty workplace M/M romances? Peruse Evernight’s Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition anthology…

 

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Check out its amazing table of contents:

Power Play by Pelaam
Between the Briefs by Noelle Keaton
The Office Boy by Cat Blaine
The Art of Grant Management by Nicola Cameron
Under the Boss by JC Holly
His Assistant by Nikka Michaels
Business or Pleasure by Xondra Day

 

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Who doesn’t LOVE a badass, barechested dude?

picpromoLook who’s got a new book out. DC Stone, that’s who and here are the deets (in addition to the barechested dude I lured you here with.)

INTIMATE DANGER by DC Stone

Released June 11, 2014 by Evernight Publishing

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When FBI agent Trent Rossi arrives to investigate a chain of crimes—devastating murders and violent rapes—an inexperienced small town Detective, Charlie, who’s assigned to assist, finds her desire surging for the agent—only to realize he is the primary suspect.

 

A sleeping threat has awakened in the small town of Nyack. Crimes in the cozy village, garner the attention of the FBI, who assign two agents to assist Charlie in tracking down the sick and deranged perpetrator. Agents Trent Rossi and Dillon Echols work closely with Charlie, but as the crimes progress, dark secrets begin to cloud the air, blurring the line between who is on the side of the law and who’s against it. Being Charlie’s first major case, she’s unprepared not only for the menacing killer on the loose, but also with the unexpected feelings Trent draws out of her.

 

While Trent holds secrets, disappears at random, and seems to understand their perpetrator all-too-well, Charlie’s suspicions grow along with the pull she feels toward him. Her attraction could become fatal, yet she does not realize it until it is too late.

 

EXCERPT:

Jesus, he should be looking for this Detective Lopez, but his body screamed for this woman. He fought the urge to fidget, cursed the hours he had been working, unable to get any kind of companionship. He would have to work quick and then find Charlie. “I’m Agent Rossi with the FBI.” He leaned against the desk, gave her the look that had gotten him into pants faster than any of his college buddies, and held out a hand. She looked at his palm as if it were a serpent ready to strike.

“And? How can I help you, Agent Rossi?” She rose from her chair and crossed her arms under her breasts. He tried—and failed—to ignore how the movement pushed her plentiful mounds up toward her chin.

He pulled his hand back and ran it through his hair.

Bad move! The stench coming from under his arm made him wince.

“Look, I know you probably have things to do,” he said.

She nodded, brows lifted to her hairline, as if saying “no shit.” He went on, “But I do need to find Detective Lopez. You’d be a real sweetheart if you could point me in his direction. I’m here on a case and I don’t know…maybe after I’m done briefing him, you’d like to have dinner with me? That is, if you’re not busy?”

The contortion of her brows twisted before a sly smile spread.

“You’re looking for Charlie, huh?”

Someone groaned, and Trent glared over his shoulder, perplexed. The heavyset guy in need of Tide shook his head and looked away. Irritated at the interruption and apparent lack of man code, Trent turned his attention back to the cute little female.

He nodded. “Yeah.”

The woman shifted and sat in the chair with purposeful, slow movements. She set one foot on the desk, crossed a long leg over the other. Each action played out in slow motion through his lust-filled brain. He shifted, his focus glued to the smooth expanse of a jean-covered thigh, and stepped closer.

Hummidy, hummidy, hummidy.

“And why is it you need Charlie?” The woman ran a hand up the outside of her leg and his attention followed it. His mouth went dry.

“Umm, a case.”

“A case?”

“Yeah.” When silence met him, he realized what was happening. You didn’t have to go through interrogation and interview classes in order to figure it out. He was being led. His gaze snapped to hers, except this time, her face did not look friendly. If the hardening of her mouth was any indication, she looked pissed. And he’d been totally caught just checking her out.

Resigned, he let out a breath.

“Yeah, a case. Look, I’m sorry for all—” He waved a hand between them. “This. Could you just point me in the direction of Detective Lopez?”

Her hard mouth softened and she stood from her chair again, lips turning up at the corners. Leaning in to him, her scent surrounded him and he got a whiff of coconut.

His gaze tracked along her face, and dropped to her shirt, which parted as she leaned forward. He about choked as he tried to swallow, his mouth dry as the Arizona desert.

“Well, Agent Rossi.”

Lean forward a little more, please.

“If you could stop staring at my tits for all of two seconds, then I’ll tell where you can find Detective Lopez.”

The noisemaker behind him let out a strangled cough.

He snapped his regard up to hers. Hazel eyes blared with anger. Crap.

“Shit, I’m sorry. Seriously, it has been a long damn day. If you’d just tell me where he is, Miss?” He raised his brows, wanting her name. Good Lord, he wanted her name.

She smiled sweet, the transformation of her face a thing of beauty. “It’s Detective.”

He raised a brow, a sick feeling creeping up his spine. “Detective?” he croaked.

The smile spread to her eyes. “Yes, and to not only help you, but to also answer your question, it’s Detective Lopez. How can I help you, Agent Rossi?”

The noisemaker behind him snorted out a laugh.

 

Purchase Links:

Evernight Publishing

Amazon US

Amazon UK

All-Romance Ebooks

Add it to your TBR with Goodreads

 

About the author:DCStone

D.C. Stone is a romance author and full-time fraud investigator. She lives in the north-east with her incredibly supporting husband and two kids. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of financial crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.

Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance is one of her favorite past times. She soon after discovered her own love for writing and recreating stories and characters in her head. Her writing concentrates on romantic with specifics in paranormal, suspense and erotica.

Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, RomVets, RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She currently serves as the Vice President and 2014 Conference Chair for NJRW. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter, or her website and say hello!

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